University Resources and Information

Center for Latin American Studies

The Center for Latin American Studies promotes global understanding through support for teaching, learning & research in and on Latin America, the Caribbean, and the diverse diasporic communities of Latin American and Caribbean origin. CLAS provides faculty with the resources and intellectual environment to realize cutting-edge research, and students with unequaled educational experience and a solid path to a successful career. Through its community engagement programs, the center shares its resources regionally, nationally, & internationally. View Latin American events.

Hispanic Languages and Literature Department

The Department's Latin American specialization has existed for more than 25 years. The undergraduate program in Hispanic Languages and Literatures is flexible and diverse to meet the needs of students with varying interests and career goals. The University of Pittsburgh's graduate program in Hispanic Languages and Literatures is one of the top graduate programs in Latin American literature and cultural studies in the United States.

The International Institute of Latin American Literature welcomes all institutions and individuals interested in Latin American letters and culture, without regard to race, creed or nationality.

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)  

The largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas; to promote the interests of its diverse membership; and to encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate. Learn about membership.

The Pitt Library houses the Eduardo Lozano Latin American Collection which supports the research and teaching of Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, particularly the interdisciplinary programs sponsored and coordinated by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS).